We are very pleased to have our first open day with the National Garden Scheme www.ngs.org.uk

Sunday the 14th August 2016 from 11:00 till 5:00 all entrance fees go to the many charities supported by the NGS

The restoration of the estate is still ongoing but we have great progress on the gardens and the walled gardens

We are open in conjunction with Pamela and Anthony at Glog Ddu and there will be minibus to enable travelling.

Information about the day is findable on www.ngs.org.uk and Facebook Hafodunos Hall where there will be a map

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September 2014 Open Doors Event

On Saturday 6th September Hafodunos is opening it’s doors for the public to come and have a look at the spectacular grounds and beautiful building, which is currently undergoing restoration.

There will be Art exhibitions, talks and lectures. The event coincides with the Sir Henry Jones Museum Open Doors event just around the corner, with their exhibition about the experiences of the former Hafodunos School pupils. Why not come and spend a few hours in Llangernyw and discover the history of Hafodunos for yourself?

Admission is free.

Light refreshments will be available in our ‘pop-up’ cafe, or feel free to bring a picnic.

There is a toilet on site.

We hope to see you there!

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Hafodunos Open Doors Sept 7th 2013

  • See where we are up to with the restoration of the gardens and the buildings. Meet our ever-growing family of wildlife and be entertained by talks, live harp music and exhibitions.
    The creative ones among you might like to bring your sketch pads or cameras to absorb the inspiration in this artist’s playground.

    There will be some light refreshments available, but please feel free to bring a picnic lunch if you wish.

    This is a free event, though any donations towards the restoration will be very gratefully received. The gates will be opened at 11am and closed at 5pm. Parking on site is discouraged so, for a nominal fee, we will have a mini bus available to take people from the village hall car park which is opposite the Sir Henry Jones museum in the centre of Llangernyw, which will be signposted on the day.

    You might also like to take a look in the Henry Jones Museum on the day as the new exhibition of Margaret Sandbach and Hafodunos is also taking place, and is also free.

    For the non-locals, you may also wish to visit the village pub, The Old Stag, where food is available all day long, and there’s a village shop opposite the pub too.

    If any locals have any photos of the Hall from the past or memories that they could share, please get in touch, or just bring them along – the more we can find out about the Hall, its grounds and the village, the better!


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Hafodunos in Mind

Here I am in Bodelwyddan Ysbty Glan Clywd on a sunny day with views of Castell Ruddlan, St Asaph Cathedral, Bodelwyddan Church and Castle and views of the Clywdian Mountains….. But it isn’t Hafodunos!

This Heavy Metal Head-Banging was not of the type of concert I had imagined, and, it looks as if the weather this weekend might have been good for the cancelled open-day but gives us an opportunity to get to a greater stage of completion before we open again in the near future

I may have the time to write again whilst my spine knits together


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Open Doors – 1 September 2012

Cancellation of Open Doors Event at Hafodunos


It is with regret that Richard and Cathy Wood, the owners of Hafodunos, have had to postpone their part in the Open Doors Event that will take place in Llangernyw on Saturday 1st September 2012.


Unfortunately Richard has had an accident, which has resulted in him being hospitalised. As a result of this, preparations have been delayed.  This combined with the fact that Rick will be unable to attend has sadly meant that we are left with no alternative other than to postpone the event.


We will endeavour to host the event in the very near future and look forward to welcoming you all at Hafodunos at that time.


Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Richard and Cathy Wood




Dewch i ymuno a cherdded o amgylch gerddi fictoraidd, a mwynhewch plasdy gothig a gafodd ei adeiladu yn 1860 gan George Gilbert Scott.

Roedd hafodunos yn gartref i deulu’r Sandbach am gyfnod, a cewch gyfle i gerdded y gerddi lle roedd Margret Sandbach, yn ysgrifennu ei llythrau a’i barddoniaeth.

Bydd Mark Baker yn arwain sgwrs am hanes Hafodunos. Cewch grwydro o amgylch, gan gymryd i fewn yr rhyfeddodau hanesyddol. Mi Fydd yna weithgareddau ar gael i blant ( ac oedolion) i ddod a hanes lleol yn fyw.

Lliniaeth ysgafn ar gael.

Parcio am ddim yn Ysgol Bro Cernyw yng nghannol y pentref. Mwynhewch y daith gerdded i fynny o’r pentref i Hafodunos, neu cymherwch yr gwasaneth parcio a chlydiant ar gael am ddim.

Gwisgwch eisgidiau cerdded addas.

Ni fydd yna fynediad i cerbydau ar y diwrnod i Hafodunos, heb law am gerbydau sydd a chaniatad flaenorol (07769 214708)

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Come and enjoy a walk around a Victorian valley garden and enjoy gothic Hafodunos which was built in the 1860s by George Gilbert Scott.

Once the home of the Sandbach family, wandering the grounds will allow you to experience what Margaret Sandbach wrote about in her letters and poetry.

Discover the history in a talk led by Mark Baker, wander through the labyrinth of the service quarters and take in the halls timeline. Activities will be available for children (and adults!) to bring this important local history alive.

Light refreshments available

There is a free parking at Ysgol Bro Cernyw in the centre of Llangernwy. Enjoy a walk up to the main hall along the tree lined driveway, or take the free park and ride service.

Muddy boots may well be required.

Please note we are unable to allow vehicular access to Hafodunos except by prior permission (07769 214708)

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